| May 10, 2011
Humanity may be in the process of being transformed by a virtual revolution, but as Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson tell it in their exhilarating book "Infinite Reality," virtual worlds are as old as human experience, whether one is thinking of the...
| May 23, 2011
Dean Martin didn't have any interest in doing a weekly musical-variety series when NBC approached him in 1965.
"In those days you were either a movie star or a TV star," said his daughter Deana Martin, who is also a singer. "He came home one night and...
| Jul 14, 2012
One day in 1962, the Hollywood legend Darryl F. Zanuck turned to his 27-year-old son, Richard, seeking advice.
Whom, the elder Zanuck asked, should he appoint head of production of 20th Century Fox, which had fallen on hard times and was losing...
| May 30, 2011
It's ironic that a book that looks to pull back the curtain on decades of conspiracy theories about UFOs and Nevada's infamous Area 51 may, in the end, become best remembered for launching yet another conspiracy theory.
The book is "Area 51: An...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 12:25 PM
Yale has been featuring a wide variety of Shakespeare-related events this spring, and Thursday the Whitney Humanities Center is screening a masterpiece: Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnight, adapted from the five Shakespeare plays that feature Sir John...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 1:50 PM
Krapp's Last Tape
Through Dec. 18. Long Wharf Theatre Stage II, 222 Sargent Drive. (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org.
Krapp, the solo character in Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape, now playing at Long Wharf with Brian Dennehy recreating a role he has...
| Apr 1, 2011
Joe Berton was the greatest pitcher to ever climb a mound. And today, Joe Berton, a retired schoolteacher who lives in Oak Park and is 57 and Ichabod Crane spindly and does not swivel heads anymore, is a footnote to sports history. No, that's not quite...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:42 PM
On Sunday, Hollywood celebrates itself and honors its own. All eyes (or most of them anyway) will be on the presentations of the Academy Awards.
But do the Oscars always end up in the right hands? Opinions abound on this topic, and what follows is only...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 1:15 PM
German media mogul
Leo Kirch, 84, who turned his one-man film distribution company into Germany's second-biggest media business before losing control of it after a gamble on pay television, died Thursday in Munich. His family did not give...
| Jul 28, 2011
Nicholas Ray faced a roomful of film students. They had come to learn from the director who'd made James Dean an icon in "Rebel Without a Cause" and a gunslinger of Joan Crawford in the distaff western "Johnny Guitar." Ray began a mock exercise in filming...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 2:25 PM
The former home of legendary director Orson Welles has come on the market in the Sunset Strip area at $1,285,000.
The gated one-third-acre compound includes a Southern Colonial-style main house built in 1921, a guesthouse and a swimming pool. Crown...